Deep in the basement of Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater is a small, windowless space that’s home to nearly 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes, neatly stacked on shelves that reach to the ceiling. It’s New York City Ballet’s shoe room, and for company members, it’s one of the most important places in the world. […]
There’s nothing like a pair of pointe shoes—especially when they’re candy-colored, bedazzled, and covered in lace! Check out some of our favorites: 😍😍😍 A version of this story appeared in the March 2017 issue of Dance Spirit.
There’s nothing more beautiful, more glamorous, more elegant than a pointe shoe. But the creation of each pink satin shoe—the process by which canvas and thread and glue are hammered and sewed and baked into submission? It’s so humble, so ugly. And so eternally fascinating. GROSS! But also, COOL! (inside the Freed factory; screenshot from […]